Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty and the second largest city of Nepal. This is situated at an altitude of 830m above from sea level and 200km west of Kathmandu valley. Pokhara, nature’s hidden paradise, naturel beauty with a majestic view of the Annapurna range and Machhapuchhare peak at its backdrop and a serenity of lakes, Pokhara is the perfect destination for wonderful one-day tour.
Pokhara is blessed with stunning, incredible panoramic views of the Annapurna range and Machhapuchhare peak. Furthermore, its surroundings offer the most popular treks in the Annapurna region, the intensive Annapurna Circuit , Jomsom Treks and Dhaulagiri area.With these trek routes, there are a number of short treks that are equally fascinating such as the Sarankot, Naudanda, Ghandruk or Ghorepani treks. A one-day tour in Pokhara encompasses the experience of the beauty of nature either through viewing the spectacular snowy peaks or the tranquility of the different lakes in the valley.
Phewa Tal (Lake)
Phewa lake, the second largest lake in Nepal, roughly measuring 1.5 km by 4 km, is the center of all attractions in Pokhara. The changing light of the sun on the Phewa Lake provides aesthetic calmness to the lovers of nature. On the eastern side of the lake, visitors can find a cluster of restaurants and pubs. Along with these attractions, boating, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, bird watching and fishing are some of the activities which you can participate in at Phewa Lake. In the middle of the lake stands the Varahi Temple, which is very popular Hindu temple.
World Peace Pagoda
The pagoda is a massive Buddhist stupa, is situated on top of a hill on the southern shore of Phewa lake. Besides being an impressive sight in itself, the shrine is a great vantage point which offers spectacular views of the Annapurna range and Pokhara city.
Devi’s fall, locally known as Patale Chhango, is an awesome waterfall lying about 2 km south-west of Pokhara airport on the highway to Palpa. An interesting modern legend says that a foreigner named David was skinnydipping in the Pardi Khola (river) when the floodgates of the dam were opened, sweeping him into an underground passage beneath the fall, never to be seen again, then after the place name called davi's fall.
Gupteswar Gupha (cave)
Gupteswar Gupha, a sacred cave, lies 2 km from Pokhara airport on the Siddhartha Highway leading southwest from the city. The entrance is right across from Devi’s Fall and the cave is almost 3 km long. This cave holds special value for Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered.
Seti Gandaki (River Gorge)
Seti Gandaki Gorge is a wonder of nature that goes underground, vanishing from sight in many places along its route through the city. Amazingly, at certain points the river appears hardly two meters wide. But its depth is quite beyond imagination – over 20 meters! Mahendra Pul, a small bridge near the old Mission Hospital, provides a perfect view of the river’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by its powerful flow.
Bindhyabasini temple is the center of religious activity in the old bazaar. Which is the oldest religious shrine in Pokhara built in the 16th century. The main shrine of the temple is dedicated to goddess Bhagwati, where Hindu worshippers flock to perform sacrifices, especially on Saturday.
Mahendra Gupha and Chamere Gufa
Mahendra Gupha and Chamere Gufa are two other major, attractive natural sites reached after a two-hour walk north of Pokhara. The Mahendra Gupha is known as the ‘House of Bats’ and Chamere Gufa(Bat’s Cave) are aptly named owing to the number of bats living within their walls.
The Old Bazaar
Traditional bazaar in Pokhara is colorful and so are its ethnically diverse traders. In its temples and monuments can be seen ties to the Newar architecture of the Kathmandu Valley. Located about 4 km from Lakeside, the market’s original charm is alive and well.
Matepani Gumba (Buddhist Monastery)
There is a splendid Buddhist Monastery on the top of the small forested hill above Matepani east of Mahendra pool. It overlooks a large section of the Pokhara city and once there on find oneself lost in time amid the chanting Ram as, there colossal guardian images of the Buddha accompanying two other gurus and a prayer house with exquisitely carved columns and friezes.
Pokhara Museum, located between the airport and Mahendra Pul, reflects the ethnic mosaic of western Nepal. The lifestyles and history of ethnic groups such as the Gurung, Thakali and the Tharu are attractively displayed. Open daily, except Tuesdays and holidays, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Pokhara international Mountain Museum is the bigest mountain Museum in the world, which is also located in Pokhara. The lifestyles and history of ethnic groups such as the Gurung, Thakali and the Sherpa are attractively displayed. Where we can see the world's mountain history , Picture and the equipments to climbing the mountain.
Open daily, from 10 am to 4 pm.
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